The view of Resorts World Sentosa island in Singapore is pictured on June 6, 2018. A highly anticipated meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place at a resort island off Southern Singapore, the White House confirmed on June 5, 2018. Image Credit: AFP

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday.

The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.

“We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality,” Sanders said.

Capella hotel on the Sentosa island in Singapore where the June 12 meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place. Fittingly, ‘sentosa’ is a Malay word meaning piece and tranquillity. Singapore announced restrictions on its airspace from 8am on June 10 to midnight on June 14. Reuters

Trump and Kim’s highly anticipated meeting is scheduled for 9am local time June 12 at — or 9p . June 11 on the East Coast of the US — after a flurry of on-again-off-again action.

Located a quarter-mile off the coast of the city-state, Sentosa Island is known for its high-end beach hotels, golf courses and amusement parks. A US advance team was spotted at the Capella Hotel last week meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the summit.

The hotel is known for luxury amenities, impeccable service and, above all, privacy for business and leisure. Two of the hotel’s buildings were built in the 1880s for British officers based on the island.

On Tuesday evening, workers were painting a fresh coat on the facade, extra security was in place and red carpets were being rolled out at the hotel’s two entrances.

Officials had also considered the Shangri-La Hotel, which hosts an annual international security summit and was the venue for a 2015 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

Trump is expected to stay at that hotel, which is near a major shopping district and less secluded than the island facility chosen for his meeting with Kim.